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June 5th, 2015

Rodeo tickets on sale

June 5, 2015

The Big Spring Cowboy Reunion and Rodeo takes place June 18-20 in the ENCANA Rodeo Bowl, located just south of the FM 700 and West Business 20 intersection.

Gates open nightly at 7 p.m. and the grand entry begins at 8 p.m. Ticket prices for adults are $12 at the gate and $10 for advance purchase. Children’s tickets are $8 at the gate and $6 advance purchase.

Ticket locations are: The Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce, Ward’s Boot and Saddle, Western Bank, Compass Bank, Wells Fargo, Citizens FCU, State National Bank, HEB, Lonestar State Bank and the Hotel Settles.

Moonlight run tonight at state park

June 5, 2015

The second in a summer series of three moonlight runs along the 200-foot bluff of the Big Spring State Park is set to take flight this evening.

The Scenic Mountain Moonlight Rave 5K Run/Walk will begin at 11:55 p.m. at the Big Spring State Park, a 382-acre park created by the Civilian Conservation Corp and run by the Texas Parks and Wildlife.

For more of this story, read Friday's edition of the Herald.

June 4th

Water, water everywhere: Rains bring rise in lake levels

June 4, 2015

To quote the Rev. Cal Girvin, interim priest of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, parishioners may want to “tone down their prayers for rain for at least the next few weeks, your prayers have been mighty powerful lately.”

Mother Nature was very generous this spring when it comes to rainfall in Texas.

Crossroads watersheds — Lake JB Thomas, Lake EV Spence and Lake OH Ivie — managed by the Colorado Municipal Water District (CRMWD) also saw an uptick in acre feet of water.

For more of this story, read Thursday's edition of the Herald.

Summer lunch program begins

June 4, 2015

Big Spring ISD began it Seamless Summer Lunch program this week to provide meals to area children who are 18 years of age and younger during the month of June.

Participants do not have to attend Big Spring ISD schools or meet any guidelines, according a Big Spring ISD news release. Children 18 years and younger are eligible to eat at no cost to the child. Adults can also eat for the cost of $3.50 per lunch and $2 per breakfast.

For more of this story, read Thursday's edition of the Herald.

June 3rd

Woman injured in high-speed chase

June 3, 2015

A 44-year-old woman ended up in the hospital after she crashed her BMW into a telephone pole in an attempt to flee from Big Spring police Tuesday evening.

According to a press release from the BSPD, narcotics investigators from the BSPD conducted a traffic stop on a 2007 Red BMW in the 3200 block of West Highway 80. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Monica Bassett, the release stated.

“Bassett was asked to exit the vehicle at which time she said ‘no’ and sped away,” the release said.

For more of this story, read Wednesday's edition of the Herald.

Sign-ups for Scout day camp continue

June 3, 2015

Sign ups continue for the local Boy Scouts Cub Day Camp set for this weekend.

The Lone Star District of the Buffalo Trail Council of BSA will have their Cub Day Camp beginning Friday at Camp Thomas just south of Big Spring off of Driver Road. The theme is the “Australian Outback.”

“The camp is designed for kids who are in Cub Scouts already but we also use this as an opportunity to show new kids about scouting,” said Gary Tidwell, program director.

For more of this story, read Wednesday's edition of the Herald.

June 2nd

Animal shelter suspends organizations’ privileges

June 2, 2015

Big Spring Police Department officials announced they are temporarily suspending relocation privileges for two local organizations at the city’s animal shelter.

Yellow Rose Rescue and Relocation Rescue have had their privileges suspended until the organizations are able to update records concerning previous relocations, a BSPD news release stated.

“The issue is being addressed with the Big Spring Police Department and the rescue organizations involved,” the news release stated.

For more of this story, read Tuesday's edition of the Herald.

'Summers on the Green' returns June 13

June 2, 2015

The next Summers on the Green is zooming along when the Big Spring Convention and Visitors Bureau, Hotel Settles and the Big Spring Film Society presents “Back to the Future 2,” on Saturday, June 13.

June 1st

HC dance auditions

June 1, 2015

The Howard College dance department will hold troupe auditions this Saturday.
The auditions will begin at 8:30 a.m. and continued until 12:30 p.m. in the Howard College Hall Center for the Arts Room 140, located at 1001 Birdwell Lane.
For the auditions, wear dance clothes, dance shoes with hair pulled back and stage makeup for the ladies. Ladies may wear leotard or jazz pants with dance shoes and men should wear a t-shirt/sweatpants or basketball like shorts with dance shoes or socks.

For more on this story, see today's edition of the Big Spring Herald.

May 30th

Rodriguez named top teacher

May 30, 2015

Described by her colleague as dynamic and a teacher who inspires her students, Kerri Rodriguez, a Big Spring Intermediate reading instructor, was honored with the local Masonic Lodge’s Mirabeau B. Lamar Award for Excellence — Outstanding Teacher of the Year for Big Spring ISD Thursday afternoon.

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